Here at MarriedPeople, we like to say that we’re a partnership, not just a product. But why? What does that really mean? What’s the difference?
Glad you asked.
This is still a new concept for us. So we thought we’d put together a blog post explaining what that means and why you should care.
What is a marriage ministry product?
A product is a resource you buy once with the best intentions. It’s a small group study or leadership book that seems like the perfect solution to a problem. But then the busyness of ministry happens and you put the product on a shelf and forget about it.
Even if you do have the time to use the product, it’s up to you to figure out the best ways to implement it at your church. There’s lots of trial and error before you realize what works and what doesn’t.
We’ve all been there. And there’s nothing wrong with these products. They can be very helpful at times. But sometimes they feel incomplete. That’s where a partnership comes in.
What is a marriage ministry partnership?
A partnership, on the other hand, gives you all of the resources you need to succeed. But then, a partnership also equips you with the skills and support to execute the strategy effectively. It’s a more complete solution to your challenges.
At MarriedPeople, we have three different components to our partnership. These three elements make partnering with us a robust and comprehensive way to run a marriage ministry at your church.
We’ve recently started to put more focus on those last two elements—training and community—to set us apart. But what are some examples of that training and community?
Reasons why we’re a partnership
- This blog, which gives you tips and tricks on leadership every week
- Our leadership Facebook group, which brings together a community of leaders like you
- Access to an Orange Specialist, who is always around to answer your questions
- A library of training videos and monthly webinars explaining how to use our strategy
- The MarriedPeople book that outlines the philosophy behind our partnership
- The Orange Conference, which has specific breakout messages on marriage ministry
How to partner with us
The good news for you is that most of those elements are free for anyone to use. Anyone can join our Facebook group or watch our training videos.
But to get the most out of what we discuss in the group and on the videos is to purchase our annual bundle of resources. And we’ll be with you the whole way as you implement this strategy.
Your church can make a difference in the lives of married couples. And we want to be there to help.
What questions do you have for us about our partnership?
Robert Carnes is the editor on the MarriedPeople team. He’s worked in marketing and communications for a number of churches and nonprofits. Robert lives in Atlanta with his wife, Victoria.
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